Twenty-nine states require passengers riding in a vehicle’s rear seat to buckle up with a seat belt. Connecticut is not among them.
A new survey from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety highlights the common misperception that buckling up is optional – as well as the potential life-threatening hazards to rear and front seat passengers […]
The Ana Grace Project (AGP), established to promote love, community, and connection in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, has a new home at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in New Britain.
A pilot partnership between the AGP and CCSU establishes a new base of operations for the Ana Grace Project, […]
Three Connecticut metropolitan areas are among the top 30 “most educated cities in America,” according to a new analysis. The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area ranked #12 in the nation, narrowly missing the top 10. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford placed 22nd, and New Haven-Milford ranked 29th in the ranking developed by the financial website WalletHub.
The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk region ranked […]
For years, the tag line has been “innovation runs through it.” In the coming year, there will also be more frequent rail service running through it, and that may make all the difference in the world.
When proponents of economic development in what’s known as “New England’s Knowledge Corridor” get together for a conference this […]
If you’re interested in Connecticut’s plans to manage a key natural resource – water – and might like to weigh in on what’s being considered, the window of opportunity to speak up has opened.
The state’s Water Planning Council (WPC) published a draft version of the State Water Plan last week, on the council’s […]
by Ramzi Kaiss
…As we will come to find out, everyday for the rest of our lives, and not just today, will be that real celebration of the lessons we’ve learned, the relationships we’ve built, and the love that we’ve had and shared on this beautiful New London hilltop. You see our experiences cannot be […]
Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH) will be “celebrating leaders who inspire hope,” at the organization’s annual fundraising gala this fall, personified by honorees selected to receive the prestigious Polaris Awards. Although their individual stories differ substantially, the common thread is one of commitment to community and taking on tough challenges to provide opportunities for individuals encumbered […]
Webster Bank and People’s United have been named among the “most reputable banks” in the country, according to the 2017 Survey of Bank Reputations, conducted by the independent organization Reputation Institute.
Webster earned the highest score of any Northeast-based banks and ranked seventh overall in the United States. People’s United ranked at number 11. The […]
Local school systems in Enfield and Manchester implemented a purposeful play initiative, with support from LEGO Community Fund US and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The results of the initiative are highlighted in a new video, which emphasizes that there’s more to play than may be apparent at first glance.
Program organizers point out that […]
The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) and Lumber Dealers Association of Connecticut (LDAC) are applauding Governor Dannel Malloy’s decision to veto Senate Bill 821, which would have affected consumer warranties for windows, roofing, and siding.
The legislation was strongly opposed by LDAC since its introduction in February. Despite that opposition, the bill was passed […]
by Dr. Jon LaPook
I thought you might want me to talk about what I’ve learned from blending medicine and journalism. If I’m wrong, I’m sure I’ll find out soon enough from today’s Quinnipiac graduation exit poll. I work in two worlds. Thirty-seven years ago, I graduated from medical school. Eleven years ago, I started […]
When Jay Williams takes over the leadership of The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving next week, he will be part of a significant changing of the guard in leading community nonprofit and business organizations.
Williams succeeds Linda J. Kelly, who served the Foundation as its President for over 11 years. He recently served as U.S. […]
The United States has more fitness centers than any other country in the world, and Connecticut is one of the reasons why. The state is ranked #2 in the nation, just behind Minnesota, among states with the most gyms/fitness centers, according to data compiled by the website exercise.com.
Rounding out the top 10 are Wisconsin, […]
New research finds a simple strategy can modestly boost the share of students with limited financial resources who go on to college: requiring, and paying for, all students to take the ACT or SAT. A University of Connecticut researcher examined the effects of requiring and paying for all public high school students to take a college […]
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